Test prepping discussion

From reddit http://www.reddit.com/r/Khan/comments/1znhcx/khan_academy_gets_rare_partnership_to_close/ Me: Test prepping does not work very well, so it’s a minor issue. SAT and ACT tests are mainly tests of g and one cannot train g. Him: That’s a common misconception, but they’re not general intelligence tests. SAT and ACT test very specific material that can be studied, so test prep…

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“Why is humankind doomed without eugenics?” #2

From reddit http://www.reddit.com/r/genetics/comments/1z1tli/design_your_own_baby_a_genetic_ethics_dilemma/cfqrlol Zorander22 writes: 1) I would wager a guess that most people are capable of far more than they’re current employment situations might indicate. The idea that machines are taking over increasingly complex tasks is an important one… which, depending on how wealth gets distributed, could ensure an easy future for many people,…

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Educability and group differences (Arthur Jensen, 1973)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/786753.Educability_And_Group_Differences http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=501f355b6e474bdc0b7f3130dc3bf9c0&open=0   Why read a book from 1973? 41 years old? Well, it was a good read indeed! It is interesting how much of the evidence for racial differences were in place already in 1973, and it has more or less only become stronger since then. Basically, the book is a shorter and less…

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Review: Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter (Ilya Somin)

This book is a quick read and covers the area decently well. The major drawback is that it doesnt discuss deliberative democracy or liquid democracy. IMO this book is not as good as Caplans recent book on the same topic which i also read. Maybe cuz i read his first. http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=af2d8de3a8bc8a8e693a1be68a4bd3f3&open=0   many people conflate…

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Semantic discussions of intelligence and the (un)importance of the study of race and g: A comment on Hunt and Jaeggi (2013)

I submitted this paper to the new open access Journal of Intelligence. But apparently, the first issue is invite only, so they won’t accept my paper. At least it is invite only for now. However, I might as well post it here. Semantic discussions of intelligence and the (un)importance of the study of race and…

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Eugenics and the Welfare State: Sterilization Policy in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland (1996)

Interesting small book that casts light on the use of sterilizations in nordic countries. It shows quite clearly that eugenics has it origin in collectivist and socialist thinking and was supported by most parties in the 20-40s. Clearly not just something the nazis did (and did wrong).   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3831890-eugenics-and-the-welfare-state   In Sweden, however, th e…

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